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Offline amlanford

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Knee pain and a popping sound
« on: November 03, 2005, 08:56:26 PM »
I have noticed when I bend at the knees, my left knee pops or snaps. After this I have gradually increasing aching and pain in that knee. If I do a good bit of knee bending or kneeling it gets much worse. I am on an NSAID for this and it doesn't seem to help much and neither does high-dose Ibuprofen. Can anyone tell me what this problem might be? It is NOT painful on the outside of the knee or on the very back...more towards the inside and radiates up to, but not under, the patella. Would some type of brace or support help with this or even immobilizing bending for a certain period of time?

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Re: Knee pain and a popping sound
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2005, 08:52:52 PM »
Hi amlan, and welcome to KneeGeeks:

Is this the result of a recent injury, or is it an issue that's built up over a longer period? If you haven't seen your GP yet, it'd be advisable to do so and get it checked out. In the meantime, personally, I'd avoid any activities which exacerbate the issue.

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Re: Knee pain and a popping sound
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2005, 04:16:20 AM »
I saw my GP the first time for this issue about 3 1/2mo. ago. He suspected it was just a little irritation/strain on the knee and said to take Ibuprofen 600mg when needed...under the strict order to take it carefully and pay attention to any stomach issues that might arise. I saw him again last week with pain a little worse and the popping being more frequent. He is very concerned that it might be something he's not catching, but wants to be cautious about treatment...so he prescribed Mobic 7.5mg once daily. It isn't working that great. The pain is definitely less frequent and not as bad when I take it, but it's not completely gone. He also advised a cold pack 3 times daily...and that feels and works great until I start moving around again. With two small children...2 and 4yrs. old...it's not easy to stay immobile. Thank you so much for your advice and help. I pray that it's nothing serious, but I'd rather catch it sooner than later!

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Re: Knee pain and a popping sound
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2005, 04:17:12 AM »
I saw my GP the first time for this issue about 3 1/2mo. ago. He suspected it was just a little irritation/strain on the knee and said to take Ibuprofen 600mg when needed...under the strict order to take it carefully and pay attention to any stomach issues that might arise. I saw him again last week with pain a little worse and the popping being more frequent. He is very concerned that it might be something he's not catching, but wants to be cautious about treatment...so he prescribed Mobic 7.5mg once daily. It isn't working that great. The pain is definitely less frequent and not as bad when I take it, but it's not completely gone. He also advised a cold pack 3 times daily...and that feels and works great until I start moving around again. With two small children...2 and 4yrs. old...it's not easy to stay immobile. Thank you so much for your advice and help. I pray that it's nothing serious, but I'd rather catch it sooner than later!

Hi amlan, and welcome to KneeGeeks:

Is this the result of a recent injury, or is it an issue that's built up over a longer period? If you haven't seen your GP yet, it'd be advisable to do so and get it checked out. In the meantime, personally, I'd avoid any activities which exacerbate the issue.

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Re: Knee pain and a popping sound
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2005, 04:25:29 AM »
Wish I could read my magic ball & tell you what's causing the pain & sound.   My knee does much the same thing, but I had surgery 9 weeks ago & they're hoping strengthening my muscles will help (I'm less optimistic than my OS).  I'm on ibuprofen, too.

Just wanted to commiserate--knee pains are a real bummer when you're chasing little ones (Mine are 10, 6, 4 & 1)--it's hard to do anything with them--even getting down on the floor to help them dress, undress, bathe, play, etc... can be painful.  Try to take it easy & you might want to get a referral to a good knee specialist.

Lots of luck & keep us posted.   Pamela

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Re: Knee pain and a popping sound
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2005, 05:03:06 AM »
Thanks so much. My GP will refer me if he feels it is something out of his control. He's really great about not dragging things out too much. Thanks for sharing and I hope yours starts to feel better and the strengthening helps!

Wish I could read my magic ball & tell you what's causing the pain & sound.   My knee does much the same thing, but I had surgery 9 weeks ago & they're hoping strengthening my muscles will help (I'm less optimistic than my OS).  I'm on ibuprofen, too.

Just wanted to commiserate--knee pains are a real bummer when you're chasing little ones (Mine are 10, 6, 4 & 1)--it's hard to do anything with them--even getting down on the floor to help them dress, undress, bathe, play, etc... can be painful.  Try to take it easy & you might want to get a referral to a good knee specialist.

Lots of luck & keep us posted.   Pamela















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